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Review: could Losartan potassium cause High blood pressure?

Summary: High blood pressure is found among people who take Losartan potassium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 11,805 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA and social media. Among them, 794 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure and more.

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Losartan potassium

Losartan potassium has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 12,152 Losartan potassium users)

High blood pressure

High blood pressure has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 329,651 High blood pressure patients)

On Mar, 3, 2015: 11,805 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan potassium. Among them, 794 people (6.73%) have High Blood Pressure.

Trend of High blood pressure in Losartan potassium reports

Time on Losartan potassium when people have High blood pressure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood pressure25.71%20.95%5.71%8.57%25.71%6.67%6.67%

Gender of people who have High blood pressure when taking Losartan potassium * :

FemaleMale
High blood pressure67.12%32.88%

Age of people who have High blood pressure when taking Losartan potassium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High blood pressure0.13%0.79%0.79%2.24%2.90%9.76%19.13%64.25%

Severity of High blood pressure when taking Losartan potassium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood pressure0.00%68.75%31.25%0.00%

How people recovered from High blood pressure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
High blood pressure0.00%42.86%57.14%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (377 people, 47.48%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (68 people, 8.56%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (56 people, 7.05%)
  4. Pain (50 people, 6.30%)
  5. Convulsion (44 people, 5.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (141 people, 17.76%)
  2. Hydrochlorothiazide (102 people, 12.85%)
  3. Furosemide (100 people, 12.59%)
  4. Omeprazole (100 people, 12.59%)
  5. Clonidine (98 people, 12.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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